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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Top 10 “Happiest” States in America

A state is considered "happy" when its people are well-treated in terms of health and if they have good career, security and more. A survey revealed the 10 happiest states in America.  Insider Monkey wrote a posting about "Top 10 “Happiest” States in America". Gallup polling revealed in February which U.S states rank the highest according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The survey was conducted daily since January to December 2012 and involved about 350,000 Americans nationwide, Gallup said. The Index measures about 50 well-being items including health, work satisfaction, life evaluation, and others. The items are measured on a scale from 0 to 100, the last representing ideal well-being.

In 2012, there were few changes compared to the previous year in the states with the highest and lowest levels of well-being, Gallup said in a statement on its website.  The overall index of well-being for the nation has not shown any consistent year-on-year changes, picking up 0.5 points on the year, to 66.7. States with the highest well-being were located mainly in the Western, Midwestern and New England regions, while southern regions comprises the most of the states from the down of the list, a pattern that has not changed over the last five years. To see the whole article about the happiest states in America, you should go to Insider Monkey's website.